While all students are expected to eventually be screened as a part of our measured initiative to reopen campus, focus will be placed on students currently living on campus and having those students most involved with clinical and research activities return first.
This will include the prioritization of students from the health colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine) who perform duties in clinical settings, and graduate students with responsibilities in research labs and other areas of our research enterprise.
- The timing of when screening is available and when you will return to campus is still being developed.
- Students who are currently living on campus (students who were not able to leave during the quarantine period) must also get screened.
- Testing must be done at one of our testing locations; please bring your Gator 1 card.
- You may not be tested at another clinic or practice and bring those results as proof of testing.
- Testing will be performed once, unless your result comes back positive.
- Students will not be allowed to move back onto on campus until they have been screened and approved.
- Your parents or guardians will not need to be tested to help you during campus move-in.
- Mandatory testing may be required for:
- Students arriving from geographically- defined “hotspots”
- Students working in clinical or research settings involving contact with patients and / or human subjects
- Athletes and other groups who cannot reliably either wear a face mask/cloth face covering or physically distance in their day-to-day activities.
Understanding your screening results
If you have difficulty in understanding your screening results, please refer to the following list:
You successfully completed your screening and no additional information is required. You are approved to return to campus.
- Cleared, Asked to Rescreen
Our records indicate you have been cleared to return to campus, but you need to complete the screening questionnaire again.
- Not Cleared
According to the information submitted on the screening questionnaire, you are unable to return to campus at this point. You will receive further instructions soon.
- Not Cleared, Asked to Rescreen
According to the information submitted on the screening questionnaire, you are unable to return to campus at this point. You will receive further instructions soon and will be asked to complete an additional rescreening questionnaire.
- Hold from Campus
‘Hold from campus’ means you have either tested positive or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. You must self-isolate in alignment with UF Health recommendations.
- Return to campus
‘Returning to campus’ or ‘coming back to campus’ includes living in Gainesville, attending classes in person, living on campus and participating in campus activities and events.
Having a ‘hold’ on your record means you will not be able to register for or add classes, adjust your fall term class schedule, and view or order an official copy of your transcript.
Having your registration ‘deactivated’ means you will not be able to see your course schedule, register for or add classes, adjust your fall term class schedule, or view or order an official copy of your transcript.
Having your registration ‘canceled ’ means you will no longer be registered for classes. Once your classes are released, this action cannot be restored.
If your test result is positive
- If you are a student and test positive, you will also receive a follow-up from Student Affairs to help support your specific questions and needs.
- If someone tests positive and you have had close contact with them, you will need to self-quarantine. You are not permitted to self-quarantine in the residence halls. Please contact the UF Division of Student Affairs for additional information.
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